rethinking ballpoint.

Thursday 29 September 2011

I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but I seem to have abolished ballpoint pens entirely from my life. I find them so scratchy and horrible to use, I shudder to even jot down a phone message with them.

Lately, I've come across some entirely irresistible ballpoint art. I find these works so awe inspiring, it makes me regret my foolhardy rejection of the ol' ballpoint pen. Perhaps it's time to give the felt tips a break?

Works above by Shane McAdams. Images via artist's website. Discovered via Bonnie Tsang.

Works above by Il Lee. Images via artist's website.
© Art Projects International; Courtesy of artist and Art Projects International, New York. 

Works above by Juan Francisco Casas via My Modern Met. 


  1. I think it may have been architecture school?! I distinctly remember 5 years ago a lecturer telling us to throw out our ballpoints.

    These are beautiful!


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